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We have studied the effects of endogenous and exogenous estrogen on atherosclerotic lesions in apolipoprotein E-deficient mice. Female mice ovariectomized (OVX) at weaning displayed increases (P < 0.01) in fatty streak lesions in the proximal aorta and aortic sinus compared with female mice with intact ovarian function. These differences between the OVX and(More)
We investigated the role of cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) in hamsters by using a monoclonal antibody (MAb) that inhibited hamster CETP activity. MAbs were prepared against partially purified human CETP and screened for inhibiton of 3H-cholesteryl oleate (CE) transfer from LDL to HDL in the presence of human plasma bottom fraction (d > 1.21(More)
Spiroplasma turonicum was isolated from a Haematopota sp. fly in France. We report the nucleotide sequence of the circular chromosome of strain Tab4c(T). The genome information will facilitate evolutionary studies of spiroplasmas, including symbionts of insects and ticks and pathogens of plants, insects, crustaceans, and humans.
Spiroplasma kunkelii causes corn stunt disease of Zea mays L. in the Americas. Here, we report the nucleotide sequence of the 1,463,926-bp circular chromosome and four plasmids of strain CR2-3x. This information will facilitate studies of Spiroplasma pathogenicity and evolutionary adaptations to transkingdom parasitism in plants and insect vectors.
The ability to measure the total concentration of low density lipoprotein (LDL) receptors in hepatic tissues is of crucial importance to understanding changes in hepatic cholesterol metabolism. Such measurements can be made in conjunction with estimates of LDL receptor transcriptional activity, cell surface LDL receptor number, and rates of hepatic LDL(More)
Spiroplasma citri causes stubborn disease in Citrus spp. and diseases in other plants. Here, we report the nucleotide sequence of the 1,599,709-bp circular chromosome and two plasmids of S. citri strain R8-A2T This information will facilitate analyses to understand spiroplasmal pathogenicity and evolutionary adaptations to lifestyles in plants and arthropod(More)
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